Definition, Characteristics of Powders

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Chapter: Textbook of Cosmetic Formulation : Powders

Powders are considered as one of the important products of skin care preparations. They are used widely by both men and women for face and body care. Various types of powders are body powder, face powders, compacts medicated powders (which are used for prickly heat purposes and preventing microbial growth on the surface of the skin), deodorant powders and foot powders for treatment purposes)


POWDERS

 

 

Definition

 

Powders are considered as one of the important products of skin care preparations. They are used widely by both men and women for face and body care. Various types of powders are body powder, face powders, compacts medicated powders (which are used for prickly heat purposes and preventing microbial growth on the surface of the skin), deodorant powders and foot powders for treatment purposes). Powders have different physical properties when compared to the liquid preparations. They have very fine particle size, which helps in producing large surface area per unit weight. This helps in proper dispersion of powder, which covers the large surface area of the body.

 

 

 


 

 

Characteristics:

 

·                               It should possess good covering Power in order to hide blemishes present on the skin.

 

·                               Adhesion property should be good, so that it should not blow-off easily from the skin.

 

·                               It should remain on the skin for longer period of time to avoid re-powdering.

 

·                               It should be able to impart matt or peach like appearance to the skin.

 

·                               It should remove the shine present on the skin as well as around the nose.

 

·                               It should possess good absorbent property.

 

·                               It should be able to produce, slip property to the skin for easy spreading by puff without producing any blotches (irregular marks).

 

·                               It should be able to produce transparency effect.

 

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